▶ Career development practisioner who started out in British civil service and challenges the development industry to be more effective.
▶ Another white male academic who uses field work, experiments and statistics to answer questions about poverty and policy in developing countries, often with counterintuitive answers.
▶ Good site for keeping up with the current conversation about the relationship between complexity, complex adaptive systems, and planned development.
▶ Stories of life in a changing world which help humanize big development questions.
▶ From Duncan Green, strategic advisor to Oxfam, this blog explores how change happens and how data is used in development.
Data and Evaluation
▶ Hans Rosling’s accessible unveiling of the beauty of statistics for a fact based world.
▶ An ambitious attempt to make huge amounts of data on development issues easily accessible.
▶ Access to Pikketty’s data that he used for Capital. Not pretty but very rigorous.
General, News and Media
▶ Magazine that seeks to challenge the status quo in development.
▶ Be aware it is funded by the Gates foundation, not that I have anything against them.
▶ Devex is the media platform for the global development community. Has interesting job postings and forums.
▶ Everything you need to know about writing a grant and securing funding. Lots of amazing resources and databases.
▶ My alma mater.
▶ Stories and conversations about global health and social impact.
Jobs and Career
▶ Career guides and advice tailored for graduates that are looking for a career in development related areas.
▶ One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was to go on Idealist and find your ideal job and work towards that job’s requirements.